Stanley wins Food Lion SAC Championship in Hendersonville, N.C.
Junior Daniel Stanley took home the individual SAC Tournamnent Championship with a final stroke total of 216.


Stanley wins Food Lion SAC Championship in Hendersonville, N.C.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - The No. 24 Newberry College men's golf team placed second after the completion of the 2010 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference after Tuesday's final 27 holes in Hendersonville, N.C.

The scarlet and gray shot combined for a stroke total of 887 (299-296-292; +23), improving every round at the par-72, 6,796-yard Etowah Valley Country Club. Originally scheduled for a 36- and 18-hole split between Monday and Tuesday, the nine SAC member institutions were forced to play 27 holes each day.

Newberry, winning the 2008 and 2009 SAC Championships in come from behind fashion, could not overcome an eight stroke deficit after 36 holes. The Railsplitters of Lincoln Memorial University shot a tournament best 286, 2-under par, in the final round to finish the competition with a 14 stroke cushion (295-292-286; +9).

Wingate University took third place with an 899 (304-297-298; +35).

Individually, junior Daniel Stanley (Inman, S.C.) became the second Newberry men's golfer to win the individual SAC Championship in the last three years. Stanley shot an even par 216 (73-71-72), narrowly edging Lincoln Memorial's Jamie Chapman (73-73-71; +1).

Stanley, a first team All-SAC selection, racked up 13 birdies en route to his second consecutive tournament victory after taking first place at the Bearcat Classic in Greenwood, S.C. on March 29-30.

Sophomore Matthew Campbell (Rome, N.Y.) garnered a top-5 placement and an all-tournament team honor with a 54-hole score of 220 (74-71-75; +4). Campbell, a second team All-SAC selection,took 5th while holing six birdies and one eagle.

SAC Freshman of the Year Chandler Gruenemeier (Jacksonville, Fla.) tied for 16th with a three round score of 225 (77-76-72; +9). Senior Sean Collard (Gauteng, South Africa) shot a 226 (75-78-73; +10) and tied for 18th while junior Ben Lown (North Augusta, S.C.) finished in 32nd with a 237 (79-79-79; +21).

The second place finish for Newberry College does not automatically qualify for the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional. The scarlet and gray will await the final regional rankings for the Southeast Region. Newberry was seventh in the last set of rankings which were released April 16 and the scarlet and gray need to secure a spot in the top-8 for a bid to the regional.

Food Lion SAC Championships (April 19-20, 2010)
Etowah Valley Country Club Hendersonville, N.C.
Par:
72 Yardage: 6,796

  Final Results Rd.1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Total Relation to Par
1. Lincoln Memorial University 295 292 286 873 +9
2. Newberry College 299 299 292 887 +23
3. Wingate University 304 297 298 899 +35
4. Tusculum College 308 295 300 903 +39
5. Carson-Newman College 301 308 197 906 +42
6. Lenoir-Rhyne University 303 303 304 910 +46
7. Brevard College 297 311 314 922 +58
8. Catawba College 310 314 303 927 +63
9. Mars Hill College 312 318 318 948 +84


Newberry Individuals

1. Daniel Stanley 73 71 72 216 E
5. Matthew Campbell 74 71 75 220 +4
T16. Chandler Gruenemeier 77 76 72 225 +9
T18. Sean Collard 75 78 73 226 +10
32. Ben Lown 79 79 79 237 +21